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Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island, SC
+1 843-762-9964
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Kiawah is beautiful but private. You can’t get on the island without a pass to The Sanctuary or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jetman123
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Great place for long weekend or winter snowbirds.

We rented a villa on Kiawah for 1 month January/February. Beautiful area. Easy walk to almost empty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mwishau
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Libertyville, Illinois
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A major golf course, beautiful beaches and miles of conservation land make this private island a desirable attraction.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bike riding” (16 reviews)
“get away” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kiawah is beautiful but private. You can’t get on the island without a pass to The Sanctuary or unless you are renting ow an owner. The island is very pretty littered with million dollar holes from 1 million to 10’s if millions. Not a lot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a villa on Kiawah for 1 month January/February. Beautiful area. Easy walk to almost empty beach. A little bit of a drive to Charleston but well worth staying in this bit a paradise.

Thank mwishau
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family took a ling road trip from TX thru TN to SC. I had always wanted to visit Charleston. I'd never heard of Kiawah Island before booking our stay. The pictures don't do justice to this place. I'd move here in a heartbeat if...More

Thank J H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about Kiawah Island is designed for relaxation and that little extra to considered yourself spoiled... The staff is exceptional...the beach is a dream for walkers...joggers and those who just love to follow the sun...you don't have to golf or play tennis to make this...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We rented an expensive house just to be close to the beach and the kids stayed in the pool. One day, a dead mole was floating in it. Super gross. Not much to do unless you are a golfer. Also thought that July was humid...More

1  Thank foodie h
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I've read the other reviews and wanted to offer some tips about Kiawah and what to expect: It is an upscale residential and resort island on the Atlantic about 45 min. from the Charleston airport. In early December - 40s-60s some sprinkles. Beautifully landscaped roadways...More

5  Thank P A
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We recently purchased a villa at Kiawah after sporadic visits over the last 15 years. Kiawah is the quintessential place for relaxation, for reconnecting with nature, and for self-introspection. It's so quiet that you can do so through walking, biking, and spending time with friends...More

1  Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We visited the island during Christmas time. Though it has been extremely cold, walk on the island beach was very enjoying due to sunshine. We also got a lovely sun set view from the island.

Thank schroff
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Stay at The Sanctuary for a special occasion weekend getaway. Could not have been more relaxing and perfect. Enjoy the elegant room, excellent room services, gorgeous ocean view and amenities. Had a restful and enjoyable weekend. Holiday decorations are magnificent.

Thank evernie
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Attended a wedding here in November....this was our first trip to this particular place. The people, location, hotel, and service were absolutely first class.

Thank Van B
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Clash2014
7 February 2018|
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Response from SUSANCROUCH | Reviewed this property |
The beach areas are all beautiful. Kiawah Island has beach area, but there is so much more to it that there is no need to focus on the beach.
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Luciley529
29 November 2016|
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Response from Phyllis906 | Reviewed this property |
The Santuary is simply beautiful. The lobby is elegant. I think they'll be thrilled. The lobby patio opens to a lush green lawn that spills down to the beach. Maybe arrange for Sunday brunch at Jasmine Porch. I hope... More
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Kathy H
7 November 2016|
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Response from serenity2222 | Reviewed this property |
Check directly with Kiawah - it often depends on the number of children in that age group at that juncture. IMOHO&E, they're NOT too reliable with delivering the SERVICES they promise, and their maintenance is lacking (pool... More
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